What's on inWatford

Welcome to Watford

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Watford - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Watford to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Watford

01
NOV
A Grimm Halloween Party
The Grand Hall

Taking place at The Grand Hall St Pancras A Grimm Halloween party will look to the folktales made popular by Brothers Grimm for its inspiration. The party will immerse guests into a night full of macabre thrills including live performances themed rooms…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02077 241617
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01
NOV
Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival
Alexandra Palace

The legendary Firework Festival returns to Alexandra Park on Saturday 1 November. Set against a sparkling panoramic view of London which is second to none.While the display starts at 7.30pm the Park will be packed full of activities and entertainment to enjoy…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02083 654322
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01
NOV
Big Chill House Present Sais Day of the Dead Par
Big Chill House

Pull out the sugar skulls and masks and get creative with the face‐paint as Day of the Dead hits Big Chill House on Saturday 1st November.On hand to help celebrate this vibrant Mexican holiday is Founder of W‐Squad DJ crew Sai and…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07885 970769
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01
NOV
Blackjack Tournament
Grosvenor Piccadilly Casino

Join us at Grosvenor Piccadilly Casino for our London Blackjack Tournament.Turn £21 into £21000 in 21 days.1st prize £21000 GUARANTEED.Youve beaten the dealer; now beat the players.There will be a minimum of 2 qualifying sessions each day at 8pm and midnight across…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07818 090158
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01
NOV
Blackjack Tournament The Victoria Casino
Grosvenor Victoria

Join us at The Victoria Casino for our London Blackjack Tournament.Turn £21 into £21000 in 21 days.Youve beaten the dealer; now beat the players.There will be a minimum of 2 qualifying sessions each day at 8pm and midnight across our 8 London…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07818 090158
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01
NOV
Buttoned Down Disco
KOKO

The Buttoned Down Disco crew present this huge monthly indie dance party from residents Christian Laing and guests with plenty of giant balloons swirly visuals face painting free badges and ace drinks deals early on too Expect a dancefloor kicking blend of…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 08704 325527
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01
NOV
Champions Of Magic - Watford Colosseum
Watford Colosseum

Champions Of Magic includes 5 world class award winning entertainers performing everything from stage filling illusions to magic right in the palm of spectators' hands.Join our award winning team of tricksters swindlers and cheats for a spectacular night of mystery youll be…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07734 805817
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01
NOV
Comedy Carnival
Bar Rumba

Comedy Carnival presents an outstanding line‐up of international comedy every Friday and Saturday night. Tonight's show features by four comedians. Party packages with food are also available for group bookings.Doors 7pm Nightclub 10pm‐3am. Happy Hour from 7pm‐8pm.URLs:Tickets: http:atnd.it14912‐1Facebook: http:atnd.it14912‐2Twitter: http:atnd.it14912‐3Artists Speakers:…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07734 805817
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01
NOV
Dumplins 11: Erin Bardwell Collective, Skabretta
The Fiddler's Elbow

Erin Bardwell suggested back in late 2010 to One Dropper then at the beginning of The Estimators to organize an event featuring traditional ska and reggae bands to make skanksters aware that there was much more offbeat sound around than 2tone: not…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 0771 008332
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01
NOV
El Nivel Day of the Dead Supper
El Nivel

Day of the Dead is traditional Mexican holiday in which family and friends get together to re‐connect and honour the cherished deceased with delicious food and great company. Guests at El Nivels Day of the Dead Supper will sit together…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02072 407400
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01
NOV
Festibowl Halloween - A Student Zombie Rave
Bloomsbury Lanes,

Festibowl isnt just your average monthly club night and it isnt just a rave in a bowling alley eitherThis time were getting spooky as FACKWeve got:Halloween Fancy DressHorror Face PaintsSpooky Halloween DecorFree Beer Pong16 PizzasStudent Drinks PricesTwo Rooms of MusicBowling LanesRetro Video…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02071 831979
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01
NOV
Fireworks festival 2014
Alexandra Palace

The legendary Firework Festival returns to Alexandra Park on Saturday 1 November. Set against a sparkling panoramic view of London which is second to none.While the display starts at 7.30pm the Park will be packed full of activities and entertainment to enjoy…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02083 654322
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01
NOV
Grosvenor Casinos London Blackjack Tournament
Grosvenor Barracuda Casino

Join us at The Barracuda Casino for our London Blackjack Tournament.Turn £21 into £21000 in 21 days.1st prize £21000 GUARANTEEDYouve beaten the dealer; now beat the players.There will be a minimum of 2 qualifying sessions each day at 8pm and midnight across…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07818 090158
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01
NOV
Halloween Pub Crawl Saturday Night
1 Big Night Out Meeting Point, Verve Bar

Dont miss out on our free zombie makeovers extra special spooky 1 Big Night Out t‐shirts and much more.There will be prizes for the best fancy dress ‐ Last year we had Zombie Downton Abbey Unborn Foetuses escaping the womb and Wonderwoman…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02078 369995
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01
NOV
Kast Off Kinks
The Half Moon, Putney

The Kast Off Kinks are not a tribute band Just ex‐members of the real thing getting back together to re‐live the good timesThe band comprises long time KINKS members: Mick Avory Kink from 1964‐1984 on drums who was inducted into the Rock…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02087 809383
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01
NOV
Kinky Malinki & Shiva Halloween Ghost Ship
London Boat

Kinky Malinki & ShivaBoat Party & After PartySaturday 1st November 2014Spooky things occur on Halloween and you can look forward to plenty of Ghosts N Stuff when Kinky Malinki and Shiva join forces to give you a spook‐tacular event.Info: 07956 557363Picking up…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL:
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01
NOV
Lessons from a Lifestyle Forex Trader
Hilton London Metropole Hotel

Create the lifestyle you want in less than 30 minutes a day with UKs 1 Forex Trading Education company. One of the greatest wealth creation experts is coming to London to give everything you need to live the life of your dreams.…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02077 518900
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01
NOV
Light In The Lens
Kings House & Queens House,

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionAs photographers we use light in our pictures to bring out the character in portraits the grain and texture in surfaces and to concentrate our gaze within the frame.…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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01
NOV
Los Padrinos De Salsa: featuring Manteca
Floridita

Manteca DJ until 3am7:30pm ‐ 11:30pmhttp:www.youtube.comwatchvZEExd1HRSYoManteca are one of the finest latin groups in the UK today. Their debut release on Freestyle Records Tremendo Boogaloo received rave reviews from all over the world with Fat City describing it as dancefloor latin jazz…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02073 144050
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01
NOV
MEET HELLO KITTY & CELEBRATE HER 40TH ANNIVERSARY!
Hamley's Toy Store

MEET HELLO KITTY & CELEBRATE HER 40TH ANNIVERSARYBeloved icon Hello Kitty will be celebrating her 40th anniversary by spreading happiness and hugs in Londons iconic Hamleys store.Since 1974 Hello Kitty has been spreading kindness all over the world and in 2014 shes…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02031 286600
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01
NOV
Muswell Hill Rapidplay Chess Tournament
The Clissold Arms

Group A ‐ OpenGroup B ‐ Under 160Group C ‐ Under 120.6 Games of Chess 4 each playerFirst Place ‐ £100 prizeSecond Place ‐ £200 prize.Category: Classes Courses ‐ Lifestyle Arts Leisure.…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07734 805817
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01
NOV
Nightmare Festival on Camden High Street
Camden Town

Kilimanjaro Camden Rocks Festival and Jubilee Club are proud to announce Nightmare Festival a gloriously rock nroll one day festival set to honour the horror of Halloween like it has never been celebrated before.Early bird tix available NOW for £20 http:po.stNightmareTixFeaturing…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02072 673939
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01
NOV
Overcome Stress & Anxiety
Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre

In our fast‐paced modern world with all its pressures and busyness we are prone to experiencing anger and stress. So many of our daily problems are caused or aggravated by these harmful mental habits. This day course will explore how Buddhist meditation…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 02084 557563
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01
NOV
POLO: Torch Party
Proud Camden

This Halloween well be turning out the lights at Proud Camden and giving you the control. No venue will look more like a zombie apocolypse that our Horse Hospital venue in the dark lit only by your torch light.Featuring SICK DJs from…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02074 823867
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01
NOV
POWER TO SUCCEED interactive 2 day training
Kensington Close Hotel

POWER TO SUCCEED has one mission: To give you the tools to take away and use long term in your life. This is why it is interactive and experiential so you can truly EXPERIENCE the power of our toolsThis work has…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02082 422873
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01
NOV
ROLLO MARKEE
The Elgin

An unwavering staple of The Elgin Rollo and his band The Tailshakers continue to whip audiences into a harmonica spiced frenzy with the finest west coast blues and swing in the capital. Info https:www.facebook.comrollo.markeefreftsListen https:soundcloud.comrollo‐markeeFREE ENTRY 8.30PMGreat food is central to The…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02076 255511
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01
NOV
SELL YOUR BABY/KIDS STUFF
Victoria Hall

MUM2MUM MARKET NEARLY NEW SALEIs your house full of your childrens outgrown stuff DECLUTTER at our next nearlynewsale in HarrowSelling is HASSLE FREE you KEEP 100 of the takings its QUICK super EASY and you decide the prices If you havent sold…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07860 614187
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01
NOV
Ska Reggae Night - Dumplins Ska Club Camden
The Fiddler's Elbow

Long awaited: the return of Erin Bardwell Collective and the debut of Skabretta BANDS: ERIN BARDWELL COLLECTIVE SKABRETTADJS: BELFAST ERIC & ONE DROPPERDumplins crew are excited to feature the return of Erin Bardwell Collective: they play their own reggaerocksteady material in the…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07877 798233
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01
NOV
Spooky Magic Show for children
Lauderdale House

Reginald the bravest piece of rope in show business is a bit scared. And Rupert the extraordinary teddy‐rabbit escapologist is nervous. After all its Halloween and strange magical things are happening. Ian doesnt seem able to shake off the rising finger illness…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02083 488716
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01
NOV
Stand Up to Stand Out Introductory Workshop
St James's Theatre

Enjoy working with other women for a fun packed two hours. Find out how a humorous approach to life can be empowering with this introduction to the techniques of stand up. Even if you dont fancy yourself as a performer the…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02089 484444
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Tourist Attractions


Butterfly World

After a winter packed full of developments, Butterfly World near St Albans is ready to open its wings and amaze visitors this Spring. From 29th April 2010, phase II of this ever‐evolving project, due to complete in 2011 with the opening of the massive biodome , will…

De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre

The De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre is the oldest of it's type in Britain today, which was opened in 1959 to display the De Havilland Mosquito prototype. There is a comprehensive collection of 20 de Havilland aircraft, along with related memorabilia. The Aeroshop specialises in all…

St Albans Cathedral

The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban is the seat of the Bishop of St Albans and serves the Diocese of St Albans in the counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, the Borough of Luton and the London Borough of Barnet.The cathedral is a centre of worship and mission…

Veralamium Museum

Verulamium Museum is on the site of one of the major cities in Roman Britain, now an attractive park. Inside there are ‐ recreated Roman rooms ‐ hands‐on Discovery Areas ‐ video presentations ‐ touch screen databases ‐ some of the finest Roman mosaics…

A P Amusements

A P Amusements ‐ Amusement Park in Watford, . Contact venue on telephone number 01923256348 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

Abbey View Golf Course

Abbey View Golf Course ‐ golf course in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01727 868227 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Abbey View Golf Course golf courseclub.…

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